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  • • Angels Release Roberto Baldoquin
    It has been five years since the Angels, led at that point by former general manager Jerry Dipoto, signed Cuban infield prospect Roberto Baldoquin for what was then a record bonus worth $8MM. But the Angels and current GM Billy Eppler have moved on from Baldoquin, whom they recently released, according to Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of…...2020
  • • Griffin Canning Cleared To Begin Throwing Program
    Angels right-hander Griffin Canning has been cleared to begin a throwing program, general manager Billy Eppler announced to reporters Wednesday (Twitter link via Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register). Barring setbacks, he could be ready to throw off a mound at month’s end. Canning, 23, was shut down early in camp after an MRI…...2020
  • • Angels right-hander Griffin Canning cleared to begin throwing program
    Angels right-hander Griffin Canning has been cleared to begin a throwing program, general manager Billy Eppler told reporters Wednesday (Twitter link via Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register). Barring setbacks, Canning could be ready to throw off a mound at month’s end. Canning, 23, was shut down early in camp after an MRI revealed “chronic changes” to the ulnar collateral ligament in his r...2020
  • • GM Trade History: Angels’ Billy Eppler
    It’s not always fair to judge baseball operations leaders for free agent signings. In many cases, the biggest contracts are negotiated to varying extents by ownership. The same can hold true of major extensions. It’s just tough to know from the outside. There’s obviously involvement from above in trade scenarios as well. But when it…...2020
  • • GM Trade History: Angels’ Billy Eppler
    It’s not always fair to judge baseball operations leaders for free agent signings. In many cases, the biggest contracts are negotiated to varying extents by ownership. The same can hold true of major extensions. It’s just tough to know from the outside. There’s obviously involvement from above in trade scenarios as well. But when it comes to exchanging rights to some players for others, it stands ...2020
  • • Shohei Ohtani throwing on flat ground as he recovers from Tommy John surgery
    Shohei Ohtani is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery even during the coronavirus pandemic. Players who were in the process of rehabbing or receiving medical treatment prior to MLB encouraging players to return home from spring training have been allowed to continue rehabbing. As part of that, Ohtani and Griffin Canning have been rehabbing at Angel Stadium, Angels GM Billy Eppler tol...2020
  • • Latest on Shohei Ohtani, Griffin Canning
    Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani has progressed in his rehab to throwing off of flat ground, Angels GM Billy Eppler tells reporters, including Fabian Ardaya of the Athletic (Twitter link). This seems to be in line with the timeline laid out last month, where he was expected to be able to rejoin the rotation by mid-May.…...2020
  • • While Shohei Ohtani is improving, another Angels arm is on the mend
    Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani has progressed in his rehab to throwing off of flat ground, Angels GM Billy Eppler tells reporters, including Fabian Ardaya of the Athletic (Twitter link). This seems to be in line with the timeline laid out last month, where he was expected to be able to rejoin the rotation by mid-May. Ardaya says that Ohtani could try throwing off a mound again in a couple wee...2020
  • • Latest Notes On Angels Pitching Staff
    Uncertainty surrounding starting pitching is nothing new for the Angels … but it surely isn’t welcome. The still-unknown outlook for Griffin Canning is weighing on the team at the moment. That’s the backdrop for several of the latest notes regarding the Los Angeles ballclub … GM Billy Eppler says he doesn’t feel any added need…...2020
  • • Angels GM Billy Eppler says he doesn’t feel any added need to acquire a new starter
    Uncertainty surrounding starting pitching is nothing new for the Angels … but it surely isn’t welcome. The still-unknown outlook for Griffin Canning is weighing on the Halos at the moment. That’s the backdrop for several of the latest notes regarding the Los Angeles ballclub … GM Billy Eppler says he doesn’t feel any added need to acquire a new starter — at least not yet — as Jeff Fletcher of the ...2020

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  • • Angels right-hander Griffin Canning cleared to begin throwing program
    Angels right-hander Griffin Canning has been cleared to begin a throwing program, general manager Billy Eppler told reporters Wednesday (Twitter link via Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register). Barring setbacks, Canning could be ready to throw off a mound at month’s end. Canning, 23, was shut down early in camp after an MRI revealed “chronic changes” to the ulnar collateral ligament in his r...2020
  • • Shohei Ohtani throwing on flat ground as he recovers from Tommy John surgery
    Shohei Ohtani is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery even during the coronavirus pandemic. Players who were in the process of rehabbing or receiving medical treatment prior to MLB encouraging players to return home from spring training have been allowed to continue rehabbing. As part of that, Ohtani and Griffin Canning have been rehabbing at Angel Stadium, Angels GM Billy Eppler tol...2020
  • • While Shohei Ohtani is improving, another Angels arm is on the mend
    Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani has progressed in his rehab to throwing off of flat ground, Angels GM Billy Eppler tells reporters, including Fabian Ardaya of the Athletic (Twitter link). This seems to be in line with the timeline laid out last month, where he was expected to be able to rejoin the rotation by mid-May. Ardaya says that Ohtani could try throwing off a mound again in a couple wee...2020
  • • Angels GM Billy Eppler says he doesn’t feel any added need to acquire a new starter
    Uncertainty surrounding starting pitching is nothing new for the Angels … but it surely isn’t welcome. The still-unknown outlook for Griffin Canning is weighing on the Halos at the moment. That’s the backdrop for several of the latest notes regarding the Los Angeles ballclub … GM Billy Eppler says he doesn’t feel any added need to acquire a new starter — at least not yet — as Jeff Fletcher of the ...2020
  • • Ohtani thinks he could have pitched Opening Day, OK with Angels’ plan
    Shohei Ohtani will not make his 2020 debut on the hill until well into the season, but he believes that he could have been ready sooner. Speaking with reporters through his interpreter Wednesday, the Los Angeles Angels star addressed the team’s plans to delay his return to the mound. “I was getting prepared to start on Opening Day, but if that is what the team wants me to do, then I’ll be prepared...2020
  • • Angels expect Shohei Ohtani to return to mound in mid-May
    The Los Angeles Angels have a target date for Shohei Ohtani to return to the mound after Tommy John surgery. Angels GM Billy Eppler said that the team hopes to have Ohtani back on the mound by mid-May. He will continue to rehab until then while simultaneously DHing. Ohtani has not pitched since Sept. 2, 2018 and underwent the surgery less than a month later. He was able to DH for the majority of t...2020
  • • Angels target mid-May for Ohtani mound return
    Angels GM Billy Eppler said knee surgery in September has delayed the timeline for Shohei Ohtani to return to the mound as a pitcher until mid-May. Until then, he will continue to contribute to the team as a hitter....2020
  • • Angels GM reveals how new rule change will help Shohei Ohtani
    If the Los Angeles Angels are going to compete this season, they’ll need two-way star Shohei Ohtani to be fully recovered from his elbow injury. Fortunately, general manager Billy Eppler revealed a new MLB rule change that could help Ohtani recover from his injury while he keeps playing this season. In an interview with MLB Network on SiriusXM, Eppler shared how a new rule change could allow the A...2020
  • • Winners and losers from Day 3 of the MLB Winter Meetings
    Day 3 of the MLB winter meetings in San Diego gave us a whole lot of rumors and some major news. The focus is obviously on the Los Angeles Angels landing NL MVP finalist, third baseman Anthony Rendon. However, a lot of other things happened with the meetings set to conclude on Thursday. Here, we check in on the biggest winners and losers from an eventful day in Southern California. Winner: Mike Tr...2019
  • • Angels star Shohei Ohtani cleared to throw off mound
    Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani is making progress after undergoing knee surgery and has been cleared to throw off a mound. Angels general manager Billy Eppler told reporters Tuesday that Ohtani, who still has a few weeks left in his rehab from Tommy John surgery, has been medically cleared following his mid-September knee surgery. Ohtani aims to pitch for the Angels in 2020, with th...2019

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Billy Eppler trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Angels Release Roberto Baldoquin
    It has been five years since the Angels, led at that point by former general manager Jerry Dipoto, signed Cuban infield prospect Roberto Baldoquin for what was then a record bonus worth $8MM. But the Angels and current GM Billy Eppler have moved on from Baldoquin, whom they recently released, according to Chris Hilburn-Trenkle of…...2020
  • • GM Trade History: Angels’ Billy Eppler
    It’s not always fair to judge baseball operations leaders for free agent signings. In many cases, the biggest contracts are negotiated to varying extents by ownership. The same can hold true of major extensions. It’s just tough to know from the outside. There’s obviously involvement from above in trade scenarios as well. But when it…...2020
  • • GM Trade History: Angels’ Billy Eppler
    It’s not always fair to judge baseball operations leaders for free agent signings. In many cases, the biggest contracts are negotiated to varying extents by ownership. The same can hold true of major extensions. It’s just tough to know from the outside. There’s obviously involvement from above in trade scenarios as well. But when it comes to exchanging rights to some players for others, it stands ...2020
  • • Eppler: “Nothing Active Right Now”
    Angels GM Billy Eppler addressed the media after a busy, but perhaps still incomplete roster-building effort this winter. He says there’s “nothing active right now” when it comes to trade talks, as Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. That’s further indication that the team won’t be revisiting the deal that would’ve brought in…...2020
  • • Angels release statement after pulling out of Joc Pederson trade
    The Los Angeles Angels seemingly had a deal in place to acquire star outfielder Joc Pederson and starting pitcher Ross Stripling from the cross-town rival Los Angeles Dodgers last week. This trade ultimately fell through due to the delay of the three-team deal that sent Mookie Betts and David Price from the Boston Red Sox to the Dodgers. Reports earlier on Monday indicated that Angels owner Arte M...2020
  • • Angels sign two-time All-Star righty Julio Teheran to one-year deal
    The Los Angeles Angels continue with what has been a busy winter for the team. Fresh off making the splash of the offseason in signing NL MVP finalist Anthony Rendon, the Angels have added another All-Star from the NL East. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, Los Angeles has signed two-time All-Star starting pitcher Julio Teheran away from the Atlanta Braves. This is a darn solid under-the-radar move...2019
  • • Angels reportedly sign Anthony Rendon for seven years, $245M
    The Los Angeles Angels have pulled off that one blockbuster they have been looking to finalize all winter. According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Los Angeles has signed reigning NL MVP finalist Anthony Rendon to a seven-year, $245 million contract. This is an absolute coup for general manager Billy Eppler and Co. Rendon, 29, is one of the best all-around players in the game. Last season for champ...2019
  • • Report: Angels exploring trade for a starting pitcher
    The Los Angeles Angels know full well that they must find at least one top-end starting pitcher after pulling off the Anthony Rendon signing on Wednesday. General manager Billy Eppler and Co. have been more linked to the free-agent market when it comes to this. But now that Gerrit Cole is off the market, Los Angeles is reportedly turning its attention to the trade market. According to Jon Heyman o...2019
  • • Angels trade 2019 first-round pick to Giants in cash dump
    General manager Billy Eppler and the Los Angeles Angels are apparently setting the stage for bigger things. Los Angeles reportedly dealt 2019 first-round pick Will Wilson to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday in order to dump the hefty contract of struggling infielder Zack Cozart. In return, Los Angeles picked up cash and a player to be named later. This is not your ordinary MLB trade. Teams very...2019
  • • Angels seem content with their rotation entering season
    Angels GM Billy Eppler downplayed the possibility of a late-spring rotation addition, as Jeff Fletcher of the Southern California News Group writes. It seems the organization is content with its existing options entering the season. The indication for some time has been that the Halos have already pushed their payroll to the max this winter. Previously, the Angels inked Matt Harvey and Trevor Cahi...2019

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  • • Garrett Richards Injury Update: Angels P to Rehab Elbow over Tommy John Surgery
    2016
  • • Scott Miller's Starting 9: Yankees Try Building Without Opening Their Checkbook
    2016
  • • Halo Headlines: Eppler explains his philosophy; Angels wasting Trout?
    The February 1, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Billy Eppler opening up about his inclusive front-office philosophy, the team potentially wasting Mike Trout’s peak years, and more… The Story: Billy Eppler laying foundation early in tenure MWAH Says: Some great information from Alden Gonzalez in this one. Eppler has a reputation as a “stats guy” but got his start as a scout and ma...2016
  • • New York Yankees' Miller, Gardner Trade Leverage Will Strengthen If They Wait
    2016
  • • Jason Heyward Would Transform the Angels into a Defensive Juggernaut
    2015
  • • Mike Butcher, Don Baylor Fired by Angels: Latest Details and Reaction
    2015
  • • Scott Miller's Starting 9: Yankees Face Critical July Decisions
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  • • Once Ticketed for 2-Sport Superstardom, Drew Henson Travels New Big League Path
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  • • Angels GM Billy Eppler weighing 'high-end' pitching options
    Saturday brought a celebratory mood to Anaheim, as the Angels conducted a press conference welcoming their newest second-best player, Anthony Rendon. While the presser included several interesting quotes on the part of Rendon – including his preference for Anaheim over L.A. due to its family-oriented atmosphere – the most interesting takeaway from the day may have been GM Billy Eppler’s statements...2019
  • • Scott Miller's Starting 9: Chapman, Jansen Stand out in Weak Free Agent Class
    2016
  • • Mike Trout: To Live or Die in Los Angeles
    2016
  • • Scott Miller's Starting 9: Yankees Try Building Without Opening Their Checkbook
    2016
  • • Halo Headlines: Scioscia leads youth clinic; Trout’s offseason workout
    Aaaand we’re back! The January 11, 2016 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes Mike Scioscia and others leading baseball drills for kids, what it’s like to train Mike Trout in the offseason, and more… The Story: Mike Scioscia and coaching staff host youth baseball clinic in Compton MWAH Says: Scioscia, Dino Ebel, Ron Roenicke, and Steve Soliz ran all sorts of baseball drills with about 200 k...2016
  • • Scott Miller's Starting 9: Shopping Season Underway at Nashville Winter Meetings
    2015
  • • Once Ticketed for 2-Sport Superstardom, Drew Henson Travels New Big League Path
    2015

Top Billy Eppler news

  • • Angels sign Cozart to three-year deal
    ANAHEIM -- General Manager Billy Eppler today announced the Angels have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with INF Zack Cozart....2017
  • • Trout elects surgery, out 6-8 weeks
    Angels superstar Mike Trout has elected to have surgery to repair the UCL tear in his left thumb. Angels GM Billy Eppler said the reigning American League MVP could be sidelined 6-8 weeks....2017
  • • Reports: Angels' Ohtani had elbow injection
    Despite multiple reports that newly signed Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his pitching elbow in October, general manager Billy Eppler told Yahoo Sports that the team is pleased with Ohtani's physical condition....2017
  • • Angels fine with Ohtani having PRP injection
    Angels general manager Billy Eppler confirmed on Tuesday that Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow in October, which Eppler described as a "preventative" measure....2017
  • • Bud Black, Steve Martone To Join Angels’ Front Office
    Former Padres skipper and Angels pitching coach Bud Black will return to the Halos as a member of their front office, reports MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez. Black’s specific role isn’t clear just yet, though Gonzalez says he’ll likely be a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler. Additionally, Jeff Fletcher of the O.C. Register reports that the…...2015
  • • New Rule Allows Angels To Keep Ohtani On Roster As Hitter While On Rehab Assignment
    Angels’ GM Billy Eppler has been working with the Commissioner’s office on finding a solution to handling injured list stints for Shohei Ohtani, whom Eppler catalogues nicely as a player with a “dual distinction.” With Ohtani in mind, the Commissioner’s office has passed a new rule that would allow Ohtani to pitch on a rehab…...2020
  • • Angels To Hire Brad Ausmus As Special Assistant To GM
    The Angels are set to hire former Tigers skipper Brad Ausmus as a special assistant to GM Billy Eppler, reports Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. In further Angels news, George A. King III of the New York Post tweets that they’ve also settled on Yankees minor league catching coordinator Josh Paul as their…...2017
  • • Richards opts for alternative to Tommy John surgery
    Angels starter Garrett Richards, nursing a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament, will try to avoid season-ending Tommy John surgery by undergoing what general manager Billy Eppler called "the conservative care route."...2016
  • • Mike Trout Trade Speculation Shot Down by Angels GM
    2016
  • • Angels In Talks With David Freese
    The Angels and third baseman David Freese are said to be “making progress” in talks on a new contract, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register adds (via Twitter) that GM Billy Eppler acknowledged yesterday that the two sides have continued to talk but wouldn’t specify how close…...2015

Billy Eppler fantasy rankings and news

  • • Scott Miller's Starting 9: Yankees Try Building Without Opening Their Checkbook
    2016

Billy Eppler schedule, game

  • • Shohei Ohtani throwing on flat ground as he recovers from Tommy John surgery
    2020
  • • Latest Notes On Angels Pitching Staff
    2020
  • • Angels GM Billy Eppler says he doesn’t feel any added need to acquire a new starter
    2020
  • • Ohtani thinks he could have pitched Opening Day, OK with Angels’ plan
    2020
  • • Angels release statement after pulling out of Joc Pederson trade
    2020
  • • New MLB rule allows Shohei Ohtani to stay in lineup while on rehab assignment
    Angels GM Billy Eppler has been working with the commissioner’s office on finding a solution to handling injured list stints for Shohei Ohtani, whom Eppler catalogs nicely as a player with a “dual distinction.” With Ohtani in mind, the commissioner’s office has passed a new rule that would allow Ohtani to pitch on a rehab assignment and return to the club as soon as the next day to perform as a hi...2020
  • • Angels GM reveals how new rule change will help Shohei Ohtani
    2020
  • • Angels sign two-time All-Star righty Julio Teheran to one-year deal
    2019
  • • Winners and losers from Day 3 of the MLB Winter Meetings
    2019
  • • Angels reportedly sign Anthony Rendon for seven years, $245M
    2019

Billy Eppler rumors, scandals

  • • Angels trade 2019 first-round pick to Giants in cash dump
    2019
  • • AL West Notes: Trout, Richards, Choo, Gattis
    Angels general manager Billy Eppler tells Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times that he hasn’t taken a single call asking about the availability of Mike Trout in the midst of his team’s injury-riddled season. There’s been a perhaps surprising amount of speculation about the Halos eventually making Trout available with a poor on-field product at the…...2016
  • • New York Yankees' Miller, Gardner Trade Leverage Will Strengthen If They Wait
    2016
  • • C.J. Wilson Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Angels SP's Future
    2015
  • • Scott Miller's Starting 9: Shopping Season Underway at Nashville Winter Meetings
    2015
  • • MLB Teams Most Likely to Score Monster Offseason Hauls
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